Silk"-stock`ing, a.

Wearing silk stockings (which among men were formerly worn chiefly by the luxurious or aristocratic); hence, elegantly dressed; aristocratic; luxurious; - - chiefly applied to men, often by way of reproach.

[They] will find their levees crowded with silk- stocking gentry, but no yeomanry; an army of officers without soldiers.


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